What is a Celebration of Life Ceremony?
A celebration of life service is an event with the purpose of remembering a loved one. Instead of focusing on mourning the death of a loved one, a celebration of life is an opportunity to celebrate the life they lived.
A celebration of life includes close friends, family members, and others who want to share memories of the deceased. There is more room to be creative when planning life celebrations. For peace of mind, you may need help planning a celebration of life.
Eternally Loved offers many celebration of life services and can reduce the stress and process of planning this type of event. With the support of our staff, you can focus on processing your loved one’s death, and less on the planning of the event.
Planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Service
There are a lot of things to consider when planning celebration of life events. Unlike funerals, life celebrations can be unique and customized to the needs of you and your family. Things to consider when planning the event’s intimate details are the location or venue, food, decorations, and the date to hold it.
Details of Life Celebrations
- Where should the life service be held?
- What activities should be planned?
- What about food and drink?
- Which music should be chosen for this event?
- Who will lead the service?
- Writing a eulogy
- Will others be sharing their memories of the loved one?
Types of Decorations
Decorations at a celebration of life event can be unique. Many families would like to include special mementos or pictures, the deceased’s favorite flower, or other memorable items that you think would make the party intimate.
Another option is to include a memory table to honor your loved one. You can have family members share their favorite pictures of the deceased. You can even use a tribute video that you display for the guests who attend.
Folks like to include flowers at life celebrations, but the type of flower can be up to you. Maybe your family member had a favorite flower, or favorite color. The wonderful thing about a celebration of life event is that you can make it completely your own.
Should People Speak at Celebration of Life Events?
Yes, people can write a passage and talk a celebration of life event. This is a terrific way for you to pay tribute to your loved one. Anyone can say share stories at life celebrations–a friend, family member, coworker, mother/father, or any other guests that would like to honor the deceased.
Having guests speak at life celebrations can change the mood of the event. It allows a person to begin thinking about what the person liked most about their life, rather than their death and gives everyone a remarkable space to share a story, a laugh, and even cry together.
Many times, family members or friends have an ardent desire to make a short speech at a celebration of life; other times you need to ask folks if they would like to share their feelings and thoughts at the event.
Music is an integral part of our life and using it at life celebrations can be very impactful. Having music at a celebration of life can make things livelier and fun. You can use the favorite music of your loved one or go with a certain theme and base the music around that.
Locations in Downtown San Diego
There are many locations in San Diego that would be ideal for you to plan a celebration of life event. You can create beautiful life celebrations at an outdoor venue by the water, a restaurant, or other venues that you find appropriate.
Eternally Loved Will Take Care of All the Details
Eternally Loved is a full-service life celebration coordinator. Our service extends beyond just the planning of the events. We develop a relationship with our clients and work towards a way to truly honor the deceased.
When we love someone and they pass, we want to celebrate who they were and their life fully. Eternally Loved specializes in creating memorial events that focus on the life that was lived so you can celebrate the way you remember them. Yes, there will be tears, but rather than mourning the passing by having a sad, black, impersonal funeral you want to have a beautiful tribute that really highlights the life of your loved one by tailoring to their likes and personality.
To create a life celebration to remember, please call Melissa, the point of contact at Eternally Loved for more information on how we can serve you.